Village Craftsmen re-opened for the season yesterday at 10 am. Several other businesses also opened recently. There aren't a lot a visitors on the island yet, but many schools will have spring breaks in the next few weeks, and that will bring families back to the island.
I am preparing for warmer weather by cleaning and neatening up my screened porch. I'll rehang my hammock soon. It's the best place to read a good book. The forecast calls for temperatures only in the low fifties for the rest of the week (the surrounding water is still cold and that keeps our spring temperatures lower), but it will warm up soon.
If you are on the island be sure to stop by Village Craftsmen. As most of our readers know, we carry a great selection of American made hand crafts -- pottery, glass, metal, wooden items...and much more.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of early twentieth century itinerant salesmen, entertainers, and preachers who found their way to the island. You can read it here.